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and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in an inaugural speech, explicitly mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, the love we give one another must be equal, as well. >> reporter: he spoke about climate change, equal pay for women and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the thriving, hopeful immigrants who see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president paused during many of the day's special moments, seeming to take it all in, knowing this would be his last inauguration. some republicans thought president obama's speech was too
in a shockingly rapid fashion. >> reporter: mr. obama wants congress to ban the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines and apply mental health background checks and criminal background checks to firearms sold privately and gun shows. other likely biden proposals: billions more in funding for the t background check database,e, increased prison sentences for gun trafficking, new federal research into gun crimes and more information on labels of violent video games as for the rush in many parts of therms country to buy firearms congress may ban, mr. obama blamed fears of government overreach. >> part of the challenge that weth confront is that even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow here it comes and that everybody's guns are going to beo taken away. >> reporter: mr. obama said if congress does not act he can achieve some of these goal us there executive order. but, scott, the only area the president talked about that wasso improved tracing at the federal level of guns sold to or stolen by criminals. maj >> pelley: major, tha
proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an airbus arriving from argentina, touched the 777 leaving for paris. none of the 600 people onboard thos
with a group of latinos who voted for mr. obama. bill, what are they telling you? >> scott, i'm here at a major immigrant rights organization here in los angeles, people gathered here this morning to watch the inauguration. they say there has been a political sea change. 71% of latino voters voted for president obama. they say they were there for him when he seed needed them. now he expects them. i'm here with the director, who met twice with president obama on immigration issues. what is it that you want, that you expect of president obama this time? >> we want leadership. leadership from president obama that his wonderful rhetoric and his discourse match action. and so what we expect from him is that he is every ounce of his political capital to convince members of both parties, republicans and democrats to get an immigration reform law passed that he is able to sign. we are -- what we're fighting for is a passive citizenship, unity of our families and -- added up to 1.5 million individuals. and millions of families impacted by that. we're going to work hard, we listened to him in
to be part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps mr. obama took a last look over the spectacle, he said, i will never see this again. in washington, kristin ayers, cbs 5. >>> now it's time to get back to work. the house is expected to pass a vote on a bill tomorrow which would extend the nation's debt limit for three months, in exchange it would require the house and senate to pass a budget. republicans are offering a compromise backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised. time now is 6:40. coming up, a terrifying turn of events in spain, a woman faints and falls in the path of a train, who came to her rescue. >>> the market just opened ten minutes ago, let's get a quick look at the early numbers here. our boards are not, woulding but we'll get an update from jason brooks. holly quan, holly quan a woman in spain faints and falls onto train tracks... she is rescued just as a subway is >>> caught on video, a woman in spain faints and falls onto train tracks and is rescued a
the two. >> police don't have a motive yet for that shooting. >>> president obama will announce steps to curb gun violence tomorrow. the president went over some recommendations with joe biden today. mr. obama will announce his proposals surrounded by children who wrote him in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. the white house is prepare forward a fight. >> the president is committed to pushing these proposals. he is not naive about the challenges that exist. >> he is expected to push for an assault weapons ban, expanded background check, and limited sales of high-capacity magazines. >>> new york lawmakers just passed the toughest gun restrictions in the country. the law includes an immediate ban on semi-automatic rifles and handguns with "a military-style feature." it also seeps to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. the governor signed the measure into law less than an hour after the legislature passed it. >>> hundreds of gun owners showed up in marin county to trade in their guns for money. some of them walked away with ious instead. >> reporter: the aim, to get guns
decades and putting them in- house coalition course. mr. obama said this is the time to act, but the gun lobby organization the nra dismissed the plan as an attack on firearms. mark has the story. >> the massacre of these 26 innocencts has changed the mood of the nation according to the president. youngsters urged him to change the law. he needs to bring the heart strings of his country to challenge gun culture. >> americans from every background can stand up and say we have suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue. in change will come. >> he signed a 23 orders, mostly small-scale, mainly tightening existing legislation. real change will need new laws, which many in congress will oppose. the new gun controls would mean a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons, a limit to the number of all with a magazine can hold, and i wrote checks for everyone buying a gun. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the national rifle association has put out of hard- hitting advert. the white house has called this repugnant and cowardly, but it
's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition that started in 2009 to open the exclusive events to every day americans, a ticket cost as little as $60. and got people access to an amazing lineup of entertainer. ♪ obama's on fire >> alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her popular song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ and stevie wonder brought down the house while jamie foxx serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know, obama and the democrats have the best option for the latinos. immigration reform is on the table. the dre
that will build its future. >> reporter: in his speech mr. obama called on the nation to respond to climate change an issue he's hardly mentioned in recent years and on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. he equated the struggle for gay rights with the struggle for civil rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: at the luncheon which followed a more bipartisan tone. speaker of the house john boehner presented the president with a gift and good wish. >> in the spirit of harmony i'm proud to present the flag that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday th
:40, the president and mrs. obama leave the white house for the capital. the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 and include the ceremonial swearing-in of vice president biden. then at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts. and at noon, the president will deliver his inaugural address. that will be followed by lunch at the capital. then around 2:30, the president leads a procession back to the white house where he and the first lady will watch the inaugural parade along pennsylvania avenue. down there among the people on the national mall is our national correspondent byron pitts. what do you see? >> good morning. 400,000 people were lucky enough to get tickets. they were members of the white house or the congress. about 30,000 people will sit closest to the podium. here in the same area four years ago. back then there was a great deal talk of race and the historical importance of the moment. i remember watching it, men and women wept as then president-elect obama took the oath of office. today, far less talk about race, mostly about the nation's business. but
putting armed security in his schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at his schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair of tax but he is another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of children. >> jennifer: honestly? who is advising these guys? it is unbelievable. it's my hope that this congress will take action at the request of the president, the majority of americans, and mothers like the one from nowtown. joining me is california representative jackie speier. she served as the vice chair of vice president biden task force which issued the recommendations that resulted in the executive orders and the call to action today. jackie welcome back inside "the war room." >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> jennifer: you have to be encouraged by the force with which the president spoke today. >> he was very powerful. but like you just spoke, my eyes just welled up with tears because there is not a mother on this planet who doesn't feel her pain. but she has really put in words something that we have got to keep in our minds. those coff
and it calls him this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> president obama has secret service protection for his daughters, sasha and malia. asking if the president's kids are more important than yours. oh, my goodness, secret service protection, pretty customary for the president and his family. more bill next. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 t
monday, it seems mrs. obama is preparing hers, as well. unveiling a brand-new do thursday, bangs. it's the first image posted on her new official twitter account, at flotus. and overnight, pool photographers got a brief look at the new hairstyle, as mrs. obama returned from a dinner, celebrating her birthday with the president. the reaction to her newly-framed face has been swift and mostly positive. at flotus, we love your new bangs. michelle obama celebrates a second term with bangs. flotus is flawless. >> michelle obama is such a trend-setter in the fashion industry because she manages to be aspirational and acceptable at the same time. >> reporter: who is behind the new look? johnny wright, styling her tresses since just before they moved into the white house. while he won't spill the first lady's salon secrets, he did offer this take on a previous first-term trim. >> the haircut was not really calculated. it was something that, you know, i just felt that it would be nice and fresh. and it would make her look more youthful than she is. >> reporter: her new cut, the opening act fo
. brit hume and i will analyze mr. obama's press conference today. >> usa today says al-jazeera is buying current tv. it was co founded by former vice president al gore. >> another example of media corruption. the network news pretty much ignoring the al gore al-jazeera story. can you image if mitt romney did with go what gore did. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden? >> yeah. >> confidence. >> did hollywood snub the movie zero dark 30 because it did not toe the liberal line. >> whatit's going to happen. >> when? >> tonight. >> caution you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> hi, i am bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. the talking points memo will be on the media coverage of al gore's al-jazeera deal and that will be in our second segment with bernie gold burg. but our lead story tonight president obama's press conference this afternoon two big issues gun control and the national debt. the president wants to raise the debt ceiling for the 5th time in his administration but he doesn't want to commit to many spending limitations
are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama deman the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair shir of security. protection for their kids. and gun 43 zone for ours. >> experts say the provocative attack ad shows how emotionally charged and personal the debate of gun control is becoming. no comment on this from the white house tonight. >> mean time national rifle association is experience ago big spike in membership. more than 250,000 people have signed up in the last month. group says people are scared by new legislation restricting firearms. that may true but since december the nra is offering big discounts to john. life time membership usually cost 1,000 dollars. it's now 300. year worth typically runs 35. it's now just 20 dollars. >> still ahead tonight on abc 7 news at 9. san jose state big first step toward overhaul of college as we know it. find out how california trying to make higher education more affordable. that's not the right clip but you get the idea. >> eviction day at peninsula her borrow. appe
: it has an original age restriction of four. it's now been raised to 12. tomorrow mr. obama will call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity clips like those used in the deadly sandy hook school shooting and require background checks on all gun buyers. >> will all of them get through this congress, i don't know. >> the head of the nra predicts failure. >> but i would say that the likelihood is they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: new york lawmakers were able to pass the toughest assault weapons restriction in the nation. it was signed by governor cuomo today. president obama will be joined by school children who wrote to him following the school shooting at sandy hook elementary. reporting live tonight, heather holmes, ktvu news. >>> new at 10:00, a peaceful resolution that lasted for about five hours this evening. a s.w.a.t. team responded to an apartment in the 400 block of 20th avenue between geary and anza. neighbors had reported shots fire inside the apartment. after seeing a bullet hole in the door po
shot. >> reporter: it has an original age restriction of four. it's now been raised to 12. tomorrow mr. obama will call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity clips like those used in the deadly sandy hook school shooting and require background checks on all gun buyers. >> will all of them get through this congress, i don't know. >> the head of the nra predicts failure. >> but i would say that the likelihood is they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: new york lawmakers were able to pass the toughest assault weapons restriction in the nation. it was signed by governor cuomo today. president obama will be joined by school children who wrote to him following the school shooting at sandy hook elementary. reporting live tonight, heather holmes, ktvu news. >>> new at 10:00, a peaceful resolution that lasted for about five hours this evening. a s.w.a.t. team responded to an apartment in the 400 block of 20th avenue between geary and anza. neighbors had reported shots fire inside the apartment. after seeing a bullet ho
to abuse. >> a special night for the president and mrs. obama ahead of monday's inauguration. >> but, first, the america's money report. >> good morning, topping america's money, a couple of big economic reports going in the right direction with construction going way up jumping 12 percent in november and people looking if unemployment benefits dropping. the dow jones industrial average hit a five year high during the day ending up 84 points and the s&p 500 closed at the highest since december of 2007. and american airlines gives the jet as if you look with a new logo and design with a new branding. new atm's that crank out $1 and $5 bills. it is part of a move to have machines do more of what tellers used to do. cupertino, concord and wine country, this is abc7 news. >> new this morning, disturbing surveillance video from philadelphia showing an attacker throwing a woman on to the subway tracks. police say this attack happened tuesday afternoon. a man began to beat a young woman before dragging her by the ankles and throwing her on to the train tracks below. the woman managed to climb back
with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bus
think like all politicians, he is muddying the waters. mr. obama is doing something totally unconstitutional to begin with. that is neither here nor there. the government has gotten so large and so big, they are involving themselves in everything not important to the average citizen. it is my opinion that what we need to do is to stop all of the stuff the government is getting involved in. the way to do that is through a fair, flat tax. host: we are not really talking about that this morning. we are talking about the gun proposals specifically. what kind of gun do you have? caller: i have more than one because i am a hunter. i enjoy hunting. again, back to what we were saying before. that is about all i want to say about it. i think mr. obama and the congress both do not have a clue about what is going on out here in the real world. host: adalfo, what are your thoughts? caller: when i went to high school there was a police presence at all times. the sheriffs are the -- in charge of the campus. in regards to the president's comments, i think there are far reaching and might b
to the leaders of other countries that have hostages taken including the japanese prime minister, no region. mr. -- and president obama. offered for their support in dealing with the situation. on thursday morning the algerian forces mounted an operation. we were not informed of this in advance. i was told by the algerian prime minister while was taken place. he said the terrorists tried to flee. they just there to be an immediate threat to the lives of hostages and felt obliged to respond. when i spoke to the algerian minister last night, he told me the first operation was complete but this is a large and complex area and they're still pursuing terrorists and possibly hostages in other areas of the site. the algerian prime minister has told me they are looking at four possible ways to resolve the crisis. last night, the number of british citizens out risk was less than 30. thankfully, we know the number has been significantly reduced. i am sure the house will understand why during an ongoing operation cannot say more this stage. mr. speaker, our priority remains the safety of british nationals
some shelves, he thanked vol tors for their service. >> again, we submit that mrs. obama was better at painting than her husband was. she looks much more into it. we are talking about the day of national service on the mall. suzanne malveaux is there where it's all being held. suzanne? >> hey, i'm trying to hear you. we're kind of competing a little bit with they're rallying up the crowd here pop we expect to see a couple of folks here. angela basset who is going to be taking the is taken soon. she is taking the stage right now we understand. we also are going to be hearing from philadelphia mayor nutter who is also going to be talking about the importance of giving back in the community. it's been a lot of passion here. of course, the different organizations that people are signing up to figure out what they can do to help folks in need on this national service day on this summit day. we have seen eva longoria talking about the need to reach out to latino he community. immigration reform is something she has been pushing. she saw the vice president's son beau biden. he serves in th
was in shock. >> when you take someone new like jason wu, it's a phenomenal careermaker. mrs. obama, she has a magic touch. >> reporter: michelle obama kicked off the inaugural fashion frenzy with this thom browne coat, under this jacquard dress, and a tie, also by browne. >> i wanted to make something that was as strong as her, and the presence she commands. >> reporter: and keeping with her tastes, a j. crew rhinestone belt, and these pumping. but opting for boots. the gloves, pumps and boots so popular, they've been swept off the store shelves. the first daughters, malia sporting this j. crew coat. sasha with a lavender kate spade ensemble. the obama women putting on an inaugural fashion show, from head to toe. >>> and joining us now is eugene smith, senior stylist at the ted gibson salon here in new york city. he's cut beyonce and kerry wattington's hair. and she's given a cut to our volunteer model. before we show the results. tell us what you did. tell us about the style. >> her hair was really long. we had to take a lot off to get the style. like michelle obama's, it's going to be swi
and the larger inaugural ball with about 20,000 of their closest friends. mrs. obama wore a red chiffon jason woo dress, the same designer she wore at her first inaugural. jennifer hudson channeled her best al green and the president sang the words to "let's stay together" which we know he can sing, as he and the first lady danced. some of the tickets, as little as $150 so middle americans could attend. some were free. at the commander in chief's ball, the president praised america's servicemen and women. >> we experienced the manual see of our democracy -- majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people, a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you who defend our freedom every single day. so this little party is just another way to say something we can never say enough. thank you. >> the president said he had no greater honor than serving his commander as chief. he danced with staff sergeant bria nelson of the air force. mrs. obama danced with timothy easterling of the marines. the service members chos
guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> bill: now unless i didn't hear it correctly, there were three times there where he's talking about the president's kids. >> sure. as anyone who follows politics knows, that is an area that's really considered off-limits when you're talking about children of the president. so whether to make a point -- i understand this is a debate about children but i think most of the observers looking at david keen said this is not about the children. it is about the arguments that -- >> bill: he would only say that if he were getting a lot of flack because of it. he must be getting some flack even from nra supporters who said drop that ad. enough is enough. >> it is important to bear in mind it is a web-only ad. it was more put throughout to stir this kind of debate about the gun issue rather than actually focusing in on the president's proposal. >> bill: let's get to the political
anything for that on you -- on that for you. >> we do know that mrs. obama launched a new twitter account today, @flotu. and wolf's favorite breaking news of the day, and she tweeted out a photo, revealing a new look, get this, bangs, everybody! so the first lady celebrating her birthday with a new hairdo, and of course, happy birthday. >> very happy birthday to the flotus, the first lady of the united states, as opposed to the potus, the president of the united states. >> any more acronyms for us? >> no. but i like the bangs. >> me too. >>> she was famous for decades of sage advice combined with pithy one-liners. we'll remember the mentor, the advice columnist to millions, dear abby. stay with us. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. >>> for millions of people over the dec
them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to acknowledge the political challenges ahead. >> will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. i'm confident there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation. >> reporter: meanwhile in newtown monday, a poignant reminder of the sandy hook tragedy. >> it's been one month since i lost my loved one. >> reporter: the sandy hook promise, pushing for a national dialogue about guns in america to make sure what happened in newtown doesn't happen again. >> this is a promise to truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. >> reporter: even as official washington gets ready for the president's inauguration next week, the political climate heading into the second term feels a lot like it has at the end of the first, as the president battles with house republicans over the nation's credit card limit otherwise known as the debt ceiling. mr. obama says he's done with negotiating. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsib
they take more in government benefits than they pay in. and about those benefits, mr. president? >> they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> so the talkback question for you this morning, obama's speech, what was your takeaway, facebook.com/carolcnn, or tweet me @carolcnn. your responses later this hour. i'll be right back. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. [ male announcer ] end your long week... with a weekend getaway. save up to forty percent on all weekend hotel stays. book by january thirty first at hiltonanyweekend.com. ♪ >>> good morning to you, thank you so much for being with us. it's 30 minutes past the hour. if you expected president obama's inaugural speech to be all warm and fuzzy you were wrong, it was a tou
and the government of mr. obama, that they can listen other voices on a very delicate subject to security. what are we doing, local governments facing challenges that sometimes go out of our hands and anyway we have to deal with them. there is no doubt that the main concern, for instance, in my city in northeast mexico is a border state with taxes. too often, cities have borders with the rio, texas that we also have my city on the southeast part of the state and it's a strategic location. my city the city of 670,000 people. it's a big city. the metropolitan area sharing the space which has two cities, our neighbors in another city, which is my city. there is no doubt that the main concern of the people in the border areas on the mexican side is the demand for safety and the demand for security. this demand is being heard louder and louder than the demands for employment and secret services, which is what we mayors do. when i was listening of course for job creation, economic development. but i mexico, it's becoming also one of the major necessities, which was than in the past, but is now. the f
mrs. obama in mind. you couldn't really think about everything that comes with it, being so nervous or start second-guessing yourself. my first image was red. i felt like red was confident and it was, you know, it's commanding and it's beautiful, passionate. and all of those things describe michelle obama. >> and the stars have gathered in park city, utah for the acclaimed sundance film festival including actress mariel hemingway opening up about her family's illness. history of mental illness and her new documentary, "running from crazy." we'll talk to her coming up. but first, want to turn to finances. a lot of americans don't pay off credit cards every month but letting a balance build up over time can cost you thousands, cripple finances. ali velshi and christine romans explain. >> two things to show you. first, the new study from ohio state university. shows that kids in their 20s and 30s, our age, they have more late 20s, early 30s, more credit card debt than older consumers and repaying it closlowly. 8,000 more than their grandparents did. younger card holders will die owing
of the united states, mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by secretary of the senate nancy erikson, clerk of the house of representatives, karen h0. 0s, mrs. schubert, mrs. reed and -- [cheering] >> next up we're going to see the approach and about to be announced of vice president, the world's happiest guy, bill biden. don't think we have ever seen him except in times of national crises without that smile on his face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he k
by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another a leak is a hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for hid -- his kids and gun free zones for ours. >> the conversation on reducing gun violence will continue on "washington journal" tomorrow morning. we're asking gun owners to collin to comment on president obama's proposals. then a roundtable on possible new gun laws with the brady center and the executive director of gun owners for america. then calls from teachers, parents, and students -- are they in favor of the police presence in schools? you can see "washington journal" lit every morning on c-span. >> connecticut school superintendent janet robinson gave a detailed account of the shooting, describing teachers to through themselves in front of students and assailant with enough ammunition to kill every person in the school. she is testifying before the house democratic policy committee. other -- speakers include the mayor of philadelphia, who called on the nra to remove its recent ad w
in this process. >> you called governor romney, mr. prime minister, a good friend of israel. is barack obama a good friend of israel? >> no doubt in my mind. i was very close to president bush when he was president. we are still friends. what happens he was the best -- perhaps he was the best president from the point of view of israel ever in the history of the relations between the two countries. i don't know that what he supported in the context of a peace treaty between israel and the palestinians is different from what president obama said, so i don't understand why bush with his views was considered the best friend of israel, and he really was, but why if obama is considered by some to be hostile. i don't think he is hostile. i think he's been very friendly. he financed many of the security projects of israel at a time of deep economic crisis in the united states of america. i think that he proves that he is absolutely committed to the same principles, to the same values, and to the same policies that all presidents of america over the last at least 35 years that i can recall in my own
in the coming months. the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, i want to start by congratulating president obama on his inauguration. presidential inaugurations are always a time for the country to come together. we all feel a certain pride in the event and we're reminded how fortunate we are to live in a nation where we have the ability to resolve differences freely. inauguration day is a time for new beginnings, a chance to learn from the mistakes and missed opportunities from the past as we reengage in vitally important debates about our future. too often over the past four years political considerations trumped the need to put our country on a sound financial footing and a path to prosperity. today we should recommit ourselves to the task of facing up to the problems head on. i understand that the passions of an election can sometimes overshadow the business of governing, but the presidential campaign is now behind us, and so it's my hope that the president will finally be willing to do what republicans have been asking him to do since his first ina
times," mr. president what about this criticism you get for being rather aloof and you don't really like to socialize with other members of congress? and president obama said that's not true! i'm a fun guy. >> obama: most people who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. >> yeah. >> bill: i like a good party. >> he's a real party animal. >> bill: he says when those members of congress come over here, by the way it is illustrative once a year, for the barbecue on the south lawn. we always have -- we have a great time, he says. >> obama: when i'm over here at the congressional picnic and folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. but it doesn't prevent them from going on to the floor of the house and blasting me for being a big-spending socialist. >> bill: that kind of goes with the territory. >> yeah. i think every president has to deal with that. >> bill: yeah. there are those. but people tend to be nice. civil. somebody asked me the other day like when i get recogn
book on the market called how the technology can fix the budget and establish obama's legacy. the co-authors are both fcc officials. reed hundt in the clinton administration, and blair levin spent time there as the national broadband plan. gentlemen, thanks for being here. mr. hundt. your book's subtitle. how can technology fix the budget and help us over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> guest: that is the subtitle and it's a bit of a mouthful. the fundamental idea here is if you spend time in silicon valley, spend time in detroit where the automobile industry is being rebuilt. you spend time outside the beltway you see that america has the potential to generate abundance for its own citizens and for the world. you spend time only inside the beltway it looks like a zero sum game, looks like lose/lose and who is going to lose the most is the gist of the negotiations. so what we tried to say in the book, what are the lessons of the technology sector, that comes from the optimism in the technology sector and how they can give us ideas we can pass into law here in washington, dc. >> host: you talk about tw
. in sum president obama told the world that liberals are the true defenders of the constitution. i don't know about you but it made me proud! all over again. to be a liberal. mr. president, thank you. and congratulations. that's it for today folks. tuesday, take it easy. come on back and see us right
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